Brett Valette, Ph.D.

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Some Wounds Cannot Be Seen

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Here's how the VA tests and rates vision and hearing loss.

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Here's a map to help military members and veterans impacted by the shutdown

Click through to the map site, then enter your zip code to see what help may be available to you.

C&P Service Clinician’s Guide

Scheduled For A C & P???    Filing A Claim?

This is a must read for you!!!

I've been posting this again and again over the years and it's still one of the best ways I know to win your case. Published in 2002 the principles and much of the verbiage still applies and is in daily use at the VA. 

Maintaining a safe environment...Can you be safe alone?
Are you able to communicate?
...Do you need oxygen or a breathing apparatus?
Eating and drinking
...Are you able to swallow safely?
Can you manage your own waste?
Washing and dressing...
Are you able to maintain a reasonable level of hygiene?
Controlling temperature...
If too warm or cold, are you able to adjust your environment?
Are you able to get outside? Room to room? 
Working and playing...
Are you employed? Do you enjoy any recreational activity?
Expressing sexuality...
Are you able to consummate a satisfactory sexual act?
Do you get an age appropriate amount of rest?
Death and dying...
Are you able to understand the nature of your death and the process of dying?

Report Could Add 23 Presumptive Conditions for

Gulf War Veterans

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that sufficient evidence supported an association between exposure to seven factors and detrimental reproductive effects in men or women who served in the Gulf War or developmental effects in their children.

​Adding an illness to VA’s presumptive list means that veterans applying for disability benefits do not need to prove a connection between their illness and their time in service. Instead, they only need to show that they served in the covered theater during the relevant period and that they now suffer from the conditions.

What You Should Know about Disability and Debt

There Are Protections...When it comes to debt collection, disability income enjoys special status.

Jim's Mailbag

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​​Property taxes and disabled vets,  Medical malpractice claims against VA, I can't seem to buy a house, Disabled vet

needs family law representation, Losing a kidney, Sexual assault in a DOD school, Marijuana, How to find a

lawyer, What kinds of questions can the VA examiner ask, Erroneous hair drug test, VA can't take compensation

to pay child support and a whole lot of other topics of interest to active military, veterans and their families.

Legal team takes down a $550-million Social Security disability scheme
A Kentucky lawyer ran the largest federal disability scheme in history — until he got caught.

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Bash Bulletin     Prostate cancer reduction   

Vietnam veteran?

High blood pressure?

You should file a claim 

The Academies of Sciences

How women took over the military-industrial complex
For the first time, the nation's defense hierarchy is no longer dominated by men.

Capping troop pay, higher Tricare fees among theoretical options for reducing deficit in report

Congressional budget analysts have 121 ideas for reducing the ballooning U.S. deficit, and 16 of them target Pentagon programs, ranging from long-term pay caps for servicemembers and higher Tricare premiums to spending less on weapons systems.

Jim's Mailbag

Jim Strickland is a Vietnam era Army veteran and nationally recognized expert on VA disability benefits

and a member of the Stateside Legal Website Advisory BoardJim's Mailbag, is a regular column where veterans,

servicemembers, and family members can  ask Jim their questions about VA and Social Security disability benefits.  

You can browse all of these Q&As here, and search the Jim's Mailbag archives for helpful answers.

If Jim hasn't already addressed the questions you have, you can submit your own question. 

The Good, The Bad & The Very Bad

​Why are opioid deaths still rising? AAF’s Director of Labor Market Policy Ben Gitis parses the data on the kinds of opioids driving opioid fatalities in the United States.

Trump’s Under-the-Radar Push to Dismantle

Veterans Health Care

New legislation threatens to dismantle the most successful American experiment in government-delivered health care. ​

Bash Bulletin  C & P Exams

There is no substitute

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A Green Beret says the military failed to detect his cancer.

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Reforming veterans benefits will be controversial, but necessary

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What's a VA 1151 Claim, Jim?

Click & learn!

VBA resources for Veterans, dependents, survivors, and federal employees during shutdown
The VA is reaching out to veterans that are experiencing “personal and financial stress” from the partial shutdown.​


Military Records DD 214

Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs)
Official Personnel Folders (OPF)

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The American Military Sucks at Cybersecurity
A new report from US military watchdogs outlines hundreds of cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

Efficiency at Expense of Effectiveness?

Legislators Blast VBA Management

Recent problems with initiatives implemented by the Veterans Benefits Administration point to much larger, systemic issues in how the agency rolls out new programs, according to the VA Office of the Inspector General.

ADLs are terms used to describe your disability

Activities of Daily Living are the words and phrases that count the most when you file a claim and attempt to

describe your disabling conditions. Use the same language that VA uses to increase your chance of success!

Supreme Court rejects U.S. troops' appeal over 'burn pits' illnesses

Jim: The Supreme Court denied certiorari on this case—meaning they won’t hear it.  So, veterans are left with no recourse to bring suit against DoD contractors in theater concerning burn pits.  Any relief will have to flow, in my view, by Congress directing VA to make a determination if there should be a presumptive condition in connection to burn pits.  VA would have to get a body of knowledge in order to make any such recommendation and would most probably look to National Institutes of Health to make such a study. 

 /s/ Drew  

Will the Government Shutdown Delay My Social Security Benefits?
Offices remain open and monthly Social Security checks will go out on time despite the partial shutdown.

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​Disability - When the initial decision finds no "nexus"
What is the "nexus" and why is it important? 

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How to Apply for Veterans Disability Benefits
Here's what you need to know about applying for veterans disability benefits and fast-tracking your claim.

On the Trump/Koch war against the VA

​In the Republican Party's headlong battle to undermine and deplete our federal government in any and every way they can find, the latest intended victim is our nation's medical system for war veterans, the Veterans Administration.

Cabinet Secretary Blasts Federal Union for Using Veterans as Shutdown 'Pawns'

AFGE stepped too far in insinuating veterans now working as civil servants who are not receiving pay due to the shutdown are at risk of suicide.

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Free training, tools to help you grow your skills, career, or business.

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The wall shutdown is hurting veterans

​​On Jan. 9, the Centers for Disease Control told the nearly 500,000 surviving veterans exposed to toxic water at Marine Base Camp Lejeune that a meeting with public health officials was canceled because of the government shutdown.

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Vet Friendly it should be.

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Claimant responsibility; benefit of the doubt

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​How to navigate to what you need and what we're all about. Welcome aboard!

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How to Fight VA Debt
Military members know that when DoD gives

you too much money, it will come back for it.

The VA is similar, but the system is worse.